Pahrump Fishing Report
LAKE MEAD – Cooler weather seems to be improving fishing somewhat and one angler reported to the Nevada Department of Wildlife that he finally found some striped bass along the shoreline in the Boulder Basin.
On Monday morning, the angler had good luck while fishing for stripers in coves from Government wash to Boxcar Cove. He caught fish that weighed from one to two pounds with a Jumpin’ Minnow lure. Sassy Shad lures are productive when fished in deeper coves.
The angler said he saw large shad in several coves and stripers were chasing them. Not all of the coves held shad.
Few stripers are being seen on the surface in open water. Boaters continue to have their best luck by fishing with anchovies and jigs in the Las Vegas Wash area and at the tires at Lake Mead Marina. Stripers have also been caught recently by boaters who are fishing off Special Events Beach.
Boaters who have been fishing off the 33 Hole have had some luck by jigging for stripers. Fish weighing up to three pounds have been caught.
Anglers should be cautious because areas near the shoreline are muddy and vehicles can easily become stuck.
Fishing is still fair for boaters who have been fishing in the Overton Arm. Fish Island and the Meadows are the two better areas in that part of the lake.
KIRCH WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA – Pleasant weather and good fishing for rainbow trout are being found at Adams-McGill, Cold Springs and Haymeadow reservoirs. The lakes were recently stocked with trout, so anglers are mostly catching fish that range from nine to 11 inches, though some fish up to 20 inches have been caught recently by fly fishing.
Dan Maes, a department area technician, said the Sunnyside Store has been closed for the past year, so the nearest location to obtain gasoline and groceries is in Lund, about 32 miles north of Kirch.
Daytime temperatures have been in the 70s, and evenings have been dipping into the 20s.
LAKE MOHAVE — The 30 anglers who were on hand for last week’s rainbow trout plant at Willow beach had fair success. One fisherman reported to the department that he had good luck with a Jake’s lure that was gold with red spots. Other productive lures are the Super Duper, Panther Martin, Mepps and Rooster Tail.
Fair success for one-pound stripers continues to be found around the narrows north of Cottonwood Cove.
URBAN PONDS – The final channel catfish plant of the year will be Oct. 14 in ponds at Floyd Lamb State Park, Lorenzi Park and Sunset Park in Las Vegas and Veterans Memorial Park in Boulder City. Rainbow trout will be stocked as soon as water temperatures permit, probably in mid to late November.
EAGLE VALLEY RESERVOIR – Fishing should improve soon because plans call for the lake to be stocked with rainbow trout next week from Spring Creek Rearing Station in Baker.
ECHO CANYON RESERVOIR – The water level is low and fishing has been slow. The department plans to stock the lake with rainbow trout next week